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Hatsik School Gym Rebuild


Hatsik is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. This village of 2,558 people currently houses one school with 285 students in attendance. The Hatsik Village School, which was the site for renovations completed by the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2013 and 2014 groups, is in need of a complete gym makeover. The gym at the Hatsik Village School not only serves as the main sporting area for the entire school, but a meeting place for the entire village. The gym is home to several village meetings and events, and sporting functions for all children and adults from the entire village. Thanks to the generosity of past and present donors, The Paros Foundation renovated ten classrooms, three restrooms and the hallways housing the elementary school wing during the SERVICE Armenia 2013 and 2014 trips and plans to renovate more classrooms during the SERVICE Armenia 2015 trip. The regional government has allocated funding to complete the school’s heating system. In addition, the Hatsik Village Municipality is committed to help raise funds within their network of donors to help with the restoration of the school’s kitchen.

Sponsorship of this project will help raise the amount needed in order to complete renovations at the Hatsik School gym including, new doors, windows and window netting, new lighting, repairs to the walls ceiling and paint, and boys and girls locker rooms. Our previous renovations at the Hatsik School are well maintained, thus giving us great motivation to continue our work at this site. The Paros Foundation is committed to completing renovations and dramatically improving the overall condition for the children at this school.



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Three months after start date
Hatsik School Gym Rebuild
$23,291 of $27,500 raised
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The Need
According to medical research exercise has many physical and mental advantages for school aged children. Although the Hatsik Village School has a gym, it is in no condition to allow students to participate in physical education classes and receive exercise. A complete gym renovation will provide 285 students the opportunity to participate in sports related education and events in a safe and suitable environment. Furthermore, the renovated gym will serve as a meeting space for the entire village of Hatsik.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact of this project will be to complete a full renovation of the gym at the Hatsik Village School with new doors, windows and window netting, new lighting, repairs to the walls, ceiling and paint, and boys and girls locker rooms. The gym will immediately serve as a sporting area for 285 students, and a community meeting center for the entire village. In addition, local villagers will be hired to complete the construction work, thus providing them with temporary jobs. Furthermore, materials, when possible, will be purchased from the surrounding area.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the success of this project will provide a proper facility for physical education, sporting events and community events for current and future students and residents in the village of Hatsik. A new gym will further promote good health and exercise for students for years to come.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor this project will be recognized on a plaque in the gym, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the Hatsik Village School when you are in Armenia.
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Noushig & Parik Benlian

La Canada, CA August 19, 2015
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Mr. & Mrs. Assadour & Lena Kizirian

Redondo Beach, CA August 11, 2015
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Ms. Raquel Aznive Parseghian

Glendale, CA June 4, 2015
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Ms. Nicole Sarkisian

Sterling Heights, MI May 26, 2015
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Mr. Ralph Boyajian, Jr., Ms. Christine Boyajian

Fresno, CA May 26, 2015
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Updates: Images & Information

July 5, 2015

SERVICE Armenia 2015 participants hard at work helping renovate the remaining classrooms, hallway and gym at the Hatsik village school

February 10, 2016

Students are now enjoying the renovated gym and locker rooms, along with the rest of their renovated school in the village of Hatsik.